Thursday, April 30, 2009
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me. For the sake of Christ, then, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities. For when I am weak, then I am strong. 2 Corinthians 12:9-10
Thursday, April 23, 2009
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Hello all! Despite what you may be thinking, I am still here! I have been so focused on my radiation that I haven't had one moment to post...sorry! Throw in Easter, kids' schedules, and company bookwork and you have a recipe for overload. Radiation has been going so well. Again, I can't complain. God has guided me to the best radiation team and doctor and everything is going smoothly. We have been crossing off days left and right. Today we got the best news ever, my treatment plan has been shortened by 4 DAYS!!! Praise God!! I guess the total number of days you have radiation is based on a certain number of "rads" that the dr wants you to have, and the average person gets 180 rads a day to the chest wall...she has been giving me 200. So that took four days off my 33, so 29 is my new favorite number! (teehee) Even better, I only have 9, yes single digits here people, 9 left! 9...my second favorite number; I have a feeling that tomorrow it will be 8. :-D I am totally giving all the glory and praise to God for this gift. "Thank you, Jesus! You are AWESOME!"
Since I have been driving, or riding actually, every day I have had to let some of my running go. I just could no longer get up at 430am, have my quiet time, run, get myself and my family ready for the day, and make the trip to STL. Something had to give...running was the most logical choice...duh. So I gave myself "permission" to only run on the afternoons I felt like it and not to push myself and get run down. This week I have only ran twice. I miss it, but it's cool...I'll pick it up again when I am finished.
Exciting news for us over the weekend: I AM GOING TO HAVE ANOTHER NEW NIECE OR NEPHEW THIS FALL!!! My sister, Layne, surprised us with the news that she is due in November! Yes, Ethan is going to be a big brother! We are beyond excited! My parents are getting new grandbabies left and right! Jessica is definitely next...which we reminded her many times over the weekend! ;-)
I hate to copy Jenna, but I am just putting it out there that I am running in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure in STL in June. I am BEYOND EXCITED! If anyone wants to help me raise money and donate to a fabulous cause you can visit my fundraising page at:
Thanks in advance for checking it out! I am looking forward to it so much!
Sorry this is a quick update, but I just wanted to get something out there and let whoever is reading this know that I am hanging in there, doing great, and looking upward and forward. Love ya'll!
Sunday, April 5, 2009
…another contented sigh… (But it did take me f.o.r.e.v.e.r to fall back asleep!)
Friday, April 3, 2009
Well I can officially say that I am over one-third of the way done with radiation!! Today was treatment #12 out of 33…yay! I have driven (or rode, actually) every day this week, no staying overnight and it went great. I was expecting to be beyond exhausted with the trips plus the boys’ ballgames all going on this week, but it wasn’t too bad. And I was up at 430 every morning to run and completed 40 miles for the week. I even cooked dinner on the one night we were at home! (The other nights were game nights.) But I am totally excited to finish the week strong and only have 21 more left! Yippee!!
The rest of my weekend consists of:
- Tyler’s baseball tournament
- Zachary’s (and Jack’s) youth turkey season
- Tyler’s 8th grade prom
- Men’s Final Four games – GO UNC!!!
- Church Easter Cantata
- LAUNDRY, LAUNDRY, LAUNDRY!
I’m off to begin the “rest” part of the weekend. Gonna watch the news and wait for my boys to get home and order pizza. This Mama isn’t cooking tonight! Enjoy your weekend!